Summer Care For Your Horse
July 18, 2014 3:15 pm
Posted in Tips
When we get long periods of dry weather, hooves can become brittle and cracked. This can lead to problems such as clenches raising on the shoes more quickly than normal ,which results in more frequently lost shoes, which in turn can result in lost days training, missed competitions and expensive vet’s bills.
During dry conditions, hooves need to be kept thoroughly oiled. Absorbine Hooflex Original Liquid Conditioner is brilliant to help keep the correct moisture balance in the hoof during dry conditions.
The use of Absorbine Hooflex Original Liquid Conditioner creates a breathable barrier to help maintain the proper moisture balance necessary to keep hooves healthy in both exceptionally wet and very dry conditions. The unique formula, created from nine special ingredients helps to maintain good quality new hoof growth from the coronet bands.
It is important to get your horse shod regularly in the dry summer months. If their hooves are too long there is a risk that the nails will come up and the horse will pull off a shoe and damage its foot. If a horse does manage to pull a shoe off, Absorbine Magic Cushion Hoof Packing is perfect to help protect the foot until a farrier is able to come out and put the shoe back on.
Magic Cushion is an efficient way to cool and cushion bruised soles and sore feet. Thermography tests show that the all-natural formula can start to reduce heat in hooves after just an hour. It also has cleaning and cushioning properties to help keep the sole in good condition, even under pads! With its sticky, spongy texture, it moulds perfectly to the horses sole and will last up to 48 hours.
On hard ground, joints and muscles can easily get tired, sore and jarred. Absorbine’s Liquid Embrocation contains a time honoured blend of calendula, Echinacea and wormwood herbs and is ideal for use as a muscle rub on sore muscles, stiff joints and tendons by helping to support circulation before or after work. After finishing competing Liquid Embrocation can also be diluted with water and used as a refreshing body wash, to revitalise the horse.
The full range of Absorbine products are available from Equestrian retailers and Absorbine Stockists. For more product information, visit www.absorbine.co.uk